US Marine who graduated early barred from high school’s June commencement. Because of his uniform.

US Marine who graduated early barred from high school’s June commencement. Because of his uniform.


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US Marine who graduated early barred from high school’s June commencement. Because of his uniform.
The Blaze ^ | 06/08/2017 | Dave Urbanski

Posted on 06/08/2017 12:36:02 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

A U.S. Marine who graduated early was barred from participating in his Indiana high school’s commencement ceremony Tuesday because he was wearing his uniform, the Northwest Indiana Times said.

Pfc. Jacob Stanley graduated from Crown Point High School in December and then joined the Marines, the paper said. Stanley completed boot camp on Friday, flew home for his graduation and even practiced with his classmates during the day, the paper reported.

But Principal Chip Pettit reportedly told Stanley that he wouldn’t be allowed to wear his uniform at the ceremony, the Times said. Stanley reportedly got more than a few calls and texts from friends who encouraged him to wear it anyway and take pride in it, the paper said — and that’s just what Stanley did.

However, when Stanley showed up for commencement in his dress blues, the Times said he was turned away. While his name was listed in the graduation program, the paper said school officials didn’t read his name along with his fellow graduates.

While Pettit praised the military — telling WMAQ-TV “we are forever grateful for the sacrifices that they make on a daily basis for our freedom” — he defended the cap-and-gown-only decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education


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I’m probably gonna get some flame action here. But I think a Graduation Ceremony requires cap and gown.

Period.


To: Responsibility2nd

2 posted on 06/08/2017 12:39:31 PM PDT by Red Badger (You can’t assimilate one whose entire reason for being here is to not assimilate in the first place.)

To: Responsibility2nd

3 posted on 06/08/2017 12:40:12 PM PDT by Husker24

To: Responsibility2nd

I tend to agree – rules are rules.

If soldiers are OK, how about cop uniforms or firefighter uniforms? Where do you draw the line – its a slippery slope and easy to avoid by having rules that everyone must follow.


To: Responsibility2nd

Couldn’t he have worn the uniform under the cap and gown? Or was that prohibited too?


To: Responsibility2nd

I wore my Navy Dress Blues to my HS graduation in 1963.

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